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August 3

Public Improvement District No. 20

In August we hosted  Public Improvement District Number 20 who joined us for their annual meeting. PID 20 is the East Lancaster Avenue Public Improvement District, and they will be providing a report on the status of the PID and what is happening on Lancaster Avenue.

At that meeting we met the new PID director Katie Walz and heard from Security Director Scott Westmoreland.


As the East Side Transportation Plan moves forward and property values go up, the PID will be vital for ensuring the vision comes together.


Lunch was sponsored by First Residential !

June 1

Chris Cassidy


Christopher J. Cassidy was born in Salem, Massachusetts, but grew up in York, Maine. A graduate of York High School, Chris completed Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode lsland in 1989 and received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993. He later received a Master of Science in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts lnstitute of Technology and has Honorary PhD’s from Husson University and the University of Maine at Augusta.

Captain Cassidy is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL. During his service, he was awarded the Bronze Star with combat ‘V’ and received a second Bronze Star for combat leadership service in Afghanistan. In 2004, the platoon he commanded was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for a nine-day operation at the Zharwar Kili Cave on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border.

Cassidy was selected as an astronaut in 2004. He is a veteran of three space flights and ten space walks. Chris has flown to the lnternational Space Station (ISS) aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor and the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. He has accumulated 377 days in space to include his most recent six-month spaceflight in 2020.

In 2015, he became NASA’s 14th Chief Astronaut and served in this capacity for two years.

In 2021, The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation selected Chris Cassidy to be President and CEO, where he now leads the project to build the iconic Museum, Leadership lnstitute, and Monument.

His team is on a mission to inspire America, promoting the belief everyone is born with the potential to be extraordinary.

The National Medal of Honor Museum is a museum that honors United States Armed Forces Medal of Honor recipients, founded and funded by the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation. The museum is scheduled to open in 2024 in Arlington, Texas.

The National Medal of Honor Museum in Arlington, Texas will serve as the premier national institution dedicated to the stories, impact, and legacy of the service members who went on to become Medal of Honor recipients. Located in the heart of the Entertainment District in Arlington, Texas, the Museum will benefit from unrivaled national exposure, joining our local and supporting partners in celebration of those who serve our country above and beyond the call of duty.

With this project, Americans will gather to learn and pay tribute to our country’s bravest heroes in a state-of-the-art facility. Through recipient stories of courage and valor, the Museum will inspire current and future generations to discover and develop the shared values inherent in every Medal of Honor recipient: courage & sacrifice, commitment & integrity, citizenship & patriotism.

Chris shared a personal video of his time in space.

National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation

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